Communities of Practice

What is a Community of Practice?

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis. (Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder 2002)

KCCTO offers several virtual Community of Practice (CoP) groups. CoPs are places to ask questions, share knowledge and ideas, network with other professionals, and explore popular topics about the early childhood profession.

KCCTO CoPs are designed to be places for peer-to-peer learning where you can share with other professionals to increase your understanding of the day-to-day of working with young children. Available CoPs include:

  • KCCTO Central CoP: This community is designed as a hub for early childhood care and education resources. There will not be any discussions or live chats.

Other Ways to Stay Connected

  • KCCTO Provider’s Connection Facebook Page: This is a safe place to connect with other early childhood professionals, idea share, and support each other. Join Page
  • KCCTO Facebook Page: If you’re looking for other ways to grow professionally, follow our KCCTO Facebook page. Follow